Erring

Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
—Cunningham

Jul 122018
 

Now and then, in support of a cause, someone exhorts me so ardently, so passionately, so articulately, that I know in my gut, without consulting the facts, that he is wrong.

Jul 032018
 

We argue over the name when we have forgotten the thing.

Jun 282018
 

I don’t want you to change your opinion. I want you to abandon your opinion.

Jun 122018
 

The only known cure for More for Some is Less for All.

May 092018
 

Metrics work, as long as no one knows what they are.

Mar 302018
 

The modern tragedy is that the procedures that revolutionized science happen to be disastrous when applied anywhere else.

Feb 232018
 

Failing to convince others is the minor problem with argument; the major one is convincing yourself.